Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th May 2008 21:00 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Ever since I started using computers, I've been baffled by the relative clumsiness of installing applications. Whether we are talking the really old days (launching the Rambo game off a tape), the '90s (running Keen or using installers in Windows 95), or the modern days (still those installers, but now also package management and self-contained applications); it's all relatively cumbersome, and they all have their downsides. I decided to put my money where my mouth is, and come up with my idealistic, utopian method of installing, running, updating, and uninstalling applications.
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RE[2]: Good
by Loki_999 on Tue 6th May 2008 10:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Good"
Loki_999
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2008-05-06

Im confused.... is Linux now the choice for freedom or is that Windows?

I see Linux as the freedom lovers choice and i would like the choice of dumping my games in /home/loki/games/... which i do, as my wife has no need to Quake 3 anyway. If she wanted she could have her own install as well with her own mods.

Or if i want a common install why not drop it under /usr/games or whatever, or for that matter /games (eeek!!)... its my computer, its my OS, its my choice.

Package management certainly should be able to (and always presumed it did if you provide the right switches) allow you to dump where you want (providing you have the rights to the directory where you want to install).

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